ATLANTA, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chartered Insurance Professionals' (CIP) Society in Canada recently named Glenn Gibson, executive vice president and global chief strategy officer of Crawford & Company, as the recipient of the 2011 Established Leadership Award.
"As a highly respected member of my global management team, Glenn has made a number of important contributions to our organization and the industry during his many years in the business," said Jeffrey T. Bowman, Crawford's president and chief executive officer. "His dedication, pride in his profession and the insurance adjusting community, and affinity for mentoring others make him a very worthy recipient of this award."
John Sharoun, chief executive officer of Crawford ( Canada), nominated Gibson for the award. "His passion for learning extends to his colleagues and staff, and he has always been a strong advocate and member of industry associations," Sharoun said. "I am delighted that he has been recognized with this honor."
The Established Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional leadership abilities and a strong commitment to upholding the CIP Society's tenets of imparting knowledge and instilling professionalism within the insurance industry. Gibson was the only recipient named this year.Gibson began his 38-year insurance career at Fireman's Fund Insurance Company and later helped build Adjusters Canada into the largest claims administration firm in Canada. He has held a number of executive positions with Crawford (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB), the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions, since the company purchased Adjusters Canada in 1998. He served as senior vice president of operations and chief executive officer of Crawford Canada and chief executive officer of the Americas before assuming his current role in January 2008. Throughout his career, Gibson has shown a deep commitment to continuing education and to sharing his knowledge with others. He has written more than 180 articles and has delivered some 350 presentations to international audiences in North and South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. He holds a number of industry designations in addition to CIP: Chartered Loss Adjuster (CLA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and certifications in Canada and the United States as a Certified Fire and Explosives Investigator (CFEI, CFII-c). The CIP Society is a professional organization representing more than 15,000 graduates of the Insurance Institute's Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) and the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) programs. As a division of The Insurance Institute of Canada, the Society offers continuing professional development, information services, networking events and recognition and promotion of the designations. About Crawford Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company ( www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims Solutions(SM) offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company's shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB. SOURCE Crawford & Company